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Photo of the 2017 cast of the "Shoko Shiranami Gonin Otoko"

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The special star of the show — Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa — as the Kojyo. The Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce celebrated...
Group Photo of those participating in presentation to the National Park Service

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Three new paper cranes will soon be added to the Sadako Crane Exhibit in the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center at the World War II...
Group photo of the 65th Cherry Blossom Festival queen contestants.

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The 65th Cherry Blossom Festival was officially launched on Jan. 8, with the 15 queen contestants introduced at the New Year’s ‘Ohana Festival at...
Photo of AARP Communications Director, Craig Gima

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Craig Gima has joined AARP Hawaii as communications director. Gima is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than 30 years of print, television and...
Photo of Junmai-daiginjo sake

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Consul General of Japan Yasushi Misawa and Kokusai Sake Kai co-hosted a celebration of this year’s rare supermoon with a Tsukimi no En, or...
Photo of New Sergeant-at-Arms, Rod Tanonaka

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Rod S. Tanonaka has been named Sergeant-at-Arms for the state House of Representatives. Tanonaka previously served as chief of staff for the late U.S....
Photo of Members and friends of Taishoji Soto Mission

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Taishöji Sötö Mission celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding with a commemorative service and luncheon on Oct. 16. The theme of the celebration...
The Hawaii Herald Logo

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Haleiwa Shingon Mission presented its 21st Thanksgiving and Gratitude Seminar on Oct. 23. Emceed by Eleanor Nitta, the program opened with welcome remarks by James...
Photo of Ministers and members of Higashi Hongwanji temples in Hawai‘i

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Higashi Hongwanji members from Japan and throughout Hawai‘i gathered in Honolulu on Nov. 5 and 6 to celebrate Higashi Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii’s 100th...
Photo of Filmmaker Steven Okazaki (center) with actor Yosuke Natsuki (left) and Toshiro Mifune’s grandson Rikiya Mifune. (Photo courtesy Steven Okazaki)

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“Mifune: The Last Samurai,” a documentary on legendary actor Toshiro Mifune by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Okazaki, will begin its Hawai‘i theatrical run on...

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